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Dane Cook's Photoshop Rant: Was It Justified?

Dane Cook's Photoshop Rant: Was It Justified?

Let's just say I tired of Dane Cook's shtick sometime around 2005, but his recent rant about Photoshop put him back on my geeky radar.

The actor/comedian ranted about the photoshopping and general artwork for his new film, My Best Friend's Girl, basically calling out the shoddiness of the work and how differently it portrays his own looks and the feel of the movie.

Usually we notice runaway photoshopping of females, like Keira Knightley's blown-up chest or the lightening of Beyonce's skin, so it's interesting that a male celebrity is up in arms.

Choice complaints of Cook's list? "They should have called Donnie Hoyle and had him give a tutorial using "You Suck at Photoshop" templates." And "It looks like I'm wearing Maybelline Water Shine Diamonds Liquid Lipstick."

You be the judge; as Cook says, his skin has been smoothed to an unrealistic porcelain finish, but is it worthy of Photoshop Disasters?


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sfprgirl sfprgirl 8 years
Publicity stunt for sure! Self-deprecation that he and the studio can turn into ticket sales. My guess is that someone (maybe even Dane himself) came up with the plan to do this. Goal achieved.
LilGlamDiva LilGlamDiva 8 years
He's working on the movie, I think he should have say on how it's promoted, and honestly that ad is kind of half assed....
BostonChick BostonChick 8 years
Publicity stunt! Not sure if it was planned or not but if it ready to see another poster out soon. IMO it's not the worst photoshop I've seen but it's definitely more flawed for something that everyone is going to see. For something that is trying to promote another.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 8 years
That rant was so funny I snorted! He has a point. He just wants a realistic portrayal of the movie to attract the right people. It looks like a sweet romantic comedy, but the way he is talking it's more of a hard core comedy like wedding crashers.
hil34 hil34 8 years
It does look a little weird...
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
his rant made me laugh out loud when I read it yesterday and totally made me interested in the movie...job well done on his side, we are all talking about it how
prettywarrior prettywarrior 8 years
He's right, it is a pretty painful photoshop.
luminousfae luminousfae 8 years
DEFINITELY!! I'm so sick of hollywood churrning out crap posters for their movies. So few are actually good these days. And bad photoshopping is the worst. What's sad is that as a graphic designer myself, I doubt the fault lies with the designer. More likely the "marketing" head who thought this looked freakin' awesome and the poor designer who followed so he/she can continue getting their paycheck :(
serial serial 8 years
Guy needs to stop complaining and THANK those digital artists who photoshopped his bad skin away. I've never been a Dane Cook fan, but the guy is just not that good looking. Having watched him in hi-def, it's very obvious that he's got really bad complexion. Like TidalWave said, he needs to get over himself.
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
Oops. I was a tard and accidentally posted my comment. Thank you chubby fingers + iPhone. What I was trying to say earlier is: Yes, it looks obviously photoshopped. All movie posters do though. It sounds like he's a spokesperson for Maybelline... I don't know if that's a real product, but it certainly sounds like one!
linb linb 8 years
Anyone heard of this movie before his famous rant went up? I think this is his way of promoting the movie.
neko neko 8 years
More than anything, I find myself slightly impressed that he knows of Donnie Hoyle. Then I go back to disliking him, and thinking he should stop complaining. There are worse photoshop jobs.
retrokitty retrokitty 8 years
Is that a real lipstick line? If so, I'd be more afraid that he knows the name of the lipstick then embarrassed about the photoshopping.
Hoaxerz Hoaxerz 8 years
His smile was totally liquified too. If you can tell a picture has been photoshop, it's a bad job. Anyone see the movie poster for the Traveling Pants sequel; it is worse. You can tell that the girls faces were pasted onto the bodies.
kelliegonzo kelliegonzo 8 years
yeah it is pretty horrific and dane is hilarious. i'd be pissed if it was of me, wouldn't you?
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Meh. I've seen much, much worse Photoshopping.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
yea it does look BAD!
EvilDorkGirl EvilDorkGirl 8 years
it lop
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
he just needs to get over himself
jessy777 jessy777 8 years
It does look ridiculous but I think most movie poster do. I remember that the Legally Blonde poster had Reese Witherspoon's waist photo shopped down to nothing. I think the Chihuahua had a bigger waist than she did. It is all getting to be too much.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
He's right, the poster looks totally shitty.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 8 years
i'd be more upset if i was jason biggs and they did THAT to my EYEBROWS....
deannest deannest 8 years
yes!!!!! i never liked him before, but this is true and hilarious.
L0neLyHeArT L0neLyHeArT 8 years
He complains too much about the poster. No big deal. :(
foxie foxie 8 years
It IS a really crappy promo....
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